During the global pandemic, many commercial establishments now rely on curb-side delivery and in-store pickup services. This means that customers spend less time inside your building and more time in your parking lot. Many business owners know that asphalt paving is the best choice for a commercial parking lot. But what will a customer notice about your lot? Cooper Paving in Maryland offers advice about maintaining your lot with asphalt paving based on customer observations.
Clean stains and litter
Your customers will notice if your parking lot is cluttered with litter or marked with stains. This can make your business look dirty and unappealing. Debris can also clog water drains, and your lot will be at risk for flooding and water damage. Lingering surface water can weaken asphalt and leave your lot with cracks. A street sweeping service can help you keep your lot clean.
Fix potholes and cracks
Potholes and cracks in the pavement are not aesthetically pleasing for customers. Additionally, they pose a safety risk for customers and employees. An individual could potentially trip and fall, or their car can suffer damage by driving over these hazards. Over time, asphalt weakens, and your parking lot can be left with cracks. Surface water and heavy vehicles parked on the asphalt can also damage your paved lot. Any breakage in the pavement should be repaired as soon as possible to avoid more expensive and invasive paving work down the line.
To keep your asphalt paving job in its best condition for as long as possible, you should sealcoat the pavement. A thin layer of sealant can protect your parking lot from stains and cracks that a customer may notice. The sealcoat will also protect from water damage, accelerating the melting of ice and snow. Sealcoating also protects asphalt from UV rays. Too much sunlight can make pavement brittle and susceptible to cracking. To keep your parking lot looking its best for customers, sealcoating should not be skipped.
Find asphalt paving services in Maryland
Cooper Paving offers commercial asphalt paving services in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. They also offer sealcoating and repair services, as well as residential gravel driveway paving. To get an estimate on your project, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 410.773.9244.